Paperless Post Review — Cool Customizable Greeting Cards and Invitations

Hi All!  I recently tried Paperless Post for my honest review.  It is a company that designs customizable online stationery, to show that communication can be personal and well-designed regardless of the medium.

Paperless Post has partnered with several world-famous designers and lifestyle brands, including kate spade new york, Oscar de la Renta, Jonathan Adler, and Rifle Paper Co., and has delivered over 85 million cards to date. Which I think is really cool.  But I really didn’t know what to think until I tried it.

I thought it might be an animated card, like you see on Facebook.  But, it’s actually like a paper card, you just send it online.

So, to try it out, I created an account, which was fast and easy to do. I was given some Paperless Post coins.  To use this service, you need to purchase coins to create cards.

I made a birthday card for myself. I chose one from Rifle Paper Co. It was super cute and easy to customize.  Here is the card:

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First, there is a backdrop to the card that shows when you open it (but did not show up when I tried to copy it).  I chose a gold one that matched the font color of the card, but there are many colors and prints to choose from.

Next was the greeting.  You can edit the format, typeface and color.  You can also change the message. It was quick and easy.  It only took me a couple of minutes to do this.

Next, I was able to customize an envelope:

Lorena I chose the color, stamp, postmark and the inside of the envelope.  That only took a minute or two as well.

After I was done, I entered my recipients name and email address, plus my email address and a subject line.  Then I sent it to myself.

When I received the card, it showed the envelope.  I “opened” it and the card appeared! It was so much fun to receive.

This card costed a total of 6 coins.  The basic card was 5 coins and the unicorn stamp was 1 coin. 20 coins cost $10.  Some invitations and cards start at 2 coins each, so you can get quite a few for $10.

I think this service was fast and easy to use, and really cute to receive.  It’s a lot easier than buying a card, filling it out and mailing it off!  And it’s less money.  A birthday card can cost up to $10, and the one I created was 6 coins or about $3.

I definitely recommend Paperless Post!  Check it out at www.paperlesspost.com

 

New BIC Pens & Pencils For Back To School!

I don’t know about you, but I think that it’s crazy that the new school year is right around the corner!  My kids start in about a month.

Luckily, I was sent new BIC products for my honest review.  They have a variety of fun pens and pencils available this school year that are perfect for school work (or for me, work work)!

 

BIC 4-Color

BIC 4-Color 3+1 Ball Pen and Pencil- This is genius! The renowned 4-color pen, now includes a pencil! It is three color inks and 0.7 mm Pencil in one – writes black, Blue, Red and graphite Pencil. This is so good for students who write in pen and pencil, and there’s an eraser on top!  The package includes extra led and erasers, too.

Bic Fineliner

BIC Fineliner ($6.50 USD) Perfect for writing, doodling and drafting, as well as adult coloring. Water-based ink. Won’t bleed through paper.  This does have a very fine line and is really great for cursive writing.

BIC Gel-ocity

BIC Gel-ocity ($6.99 USD) I love using these for taking notes and jotting ideas down for work.  It dries up to 3x faster for less smearing than the original BIC Gel-ocity pens!  I love the different colors, too.

BIC Velocity

BIC Velocity ($5.99 USD) — My kids love mechanical pencils!  These boast a 75% wider eraser compared to the original BIC Velocity Mechanical Pencil. Soft gel grip molds to the hand for a comfortable writing experience. Smoothest, darkest writing vs. other BIC mechanical pencils.

These amazing writing tools can be purchased at mass market retailers.